Kara Swisher

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Study: Consumers Don’t Heart Same-Day Delivery as Much as Retailers Think

According to a new survey from the Boston Consulting Group, “consumers are much more interested in free delivery and lower prices than in the same-day delivery of goods ordered online.” Although many online retailers have jumped to offer this feature, the study of 1,500 consumers found that only 9 percent said same-day delivery was a key factor in online retail satisfaction. Free delivery and low prices scored significantly higher, although “affluent millennials” — shoppers from 18 to 34 years old and with a household income exceeding $150,000 — were more likely to respond to same-day delivery offerings.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik